Wondering how to lay your grass? To get the most out of your lawn, you must lay your turf correctly, so you optimise its performance abilities. From preparing the soil to laying the turf rolls, it is important you install your Sir Walter the right way.

Not sure what you need to do? We break it down for you below.

Sir Walter lawn installation

If you want to make the most out of your Sir Walter lawn, here are some professional instructions that will help you get the best results.

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Prepare your surface

Spray the existing area with a non-selective herbicide to deter future and current weeds. This includes areas in your yard with and without grass. Also, remove any rocks and dead weeds to ensure a smooth surface for laying the soil.

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Remove existing grass

Remove any old grass that may still exist from the proposed area with proper machinery. If there is no grass, skip to step 3. To remove your old lawn, we recommend a rotary hoe, or for large projects, a bobcat. As mentioned above, any rocks or objects should be removed.

digging soil for preparation

Lay your soil

To install Sir Walter turf and maintain a lush finish, you will want to have at least 100 mm of well-worked soil, with stones, clods and other debris removed. Before installing, you will want to rake the area to create looseness in the soil. You can also apply some fertiliser, which will help with the initial growth after installation.

We recommend keeping your soil level 20-30mm under your lawn edging and other surfaces, such as driveways.

This step should be done a week before laying your turf to allow soil development.

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Apply fertiliser

Spread fertiliser across your turf for better establishment. This should be done once the soil has been raked to a smooth level. Encouraging strong colour and growth, a good fertiliser to use is the Lawn Solutions Premium Lawn Fertiliser by LSA.

turf slabs

Lay your turf

Roll out the turf starting from your lawn’s edge/outer corner. We recommend laying the turf along a straight edge, such as against some brick, a fence, or the garden’s edge.

As you lay, start from the point furthest away from your turf stack, and move towards it as you install it. This way, you will work methodically to install the turf while not doubling up your efforts.

You should also stagger the joints of the turf for better growth. This should be done on the day of delivery while the turf is fresh.

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Water & boost your turf with nutrients

You will want to water your lawn once it is installed immediately, and you should continue to water the turf daily over the next few weeks to keep the turf moist and encourage root growth. You will know the turf has taken root when it becomes difficult to lift your turf by grasping at the grass.

Once your turf is installed, you will only need to fertilize it a few times yearly and water it once weekly. If your turf loses any colour, particularly in the hottest or coldest months, you can increase the watering frequency. Learn more about watering and mowing your new Sir Walter turf.

Sir Walter turf installation

Are you looking for a company that offers lawn supply and installation? If you don’t have the time to lay your buffalo grass yourself, don’t stress – we offer a turf laying service around the Sydney, Wollongong and Central Coast areas! We can be laying your turf in no time for an affordable cost!

When we deliver your Sir Walter, we will conveniently install it on the spot, saving you time and effort by having it done by professionals.


When you order from J&B Buffalo Turf Supplies, you are buying from a credited supplier who provides top of the line turf that is backed by extensive research and world-leading turf farmers. Striving to always achieve 100% customer satisfaction, we can guarantee you will receive quality turf.

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Sir Walter DNA Certified

The DNA Certified stamp ensures it is the genuine Sir Walter turf variety.

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Genetic Assured Purity

Being AusGAP certified guarantees our turf is genuine in genetic purity.

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Accredited Turf Grower

An accredited Lawn Solutions Australia supplier, we only provide quality turf.

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Ten-Year Product Warranty

Our turf comes with a ten-year product warranty ensuring peace of mind.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in learning more about Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf grass? Below, we list the features
that make it such a popular turf variety!

  • How big are the rolls of Sir Walter?
  • Just like most of our turf, a roll of Sir Walter is usually 1.7 metres long and 0.6 metres wide. This makes it a total of 1 square metre.

  • I don’t have time to lay Sir Walter, can you help?
  • Yes, we can! We know a lot of our clients don’t have the time to lay their brand-new Sir Walter turf. That is why for an extra fee, we are able to provide our customers with turf installation. This way you don’t have to worry about finding the time, but you also know it is getting professionally installed.

  • Will I be able to prepare and lay my lawn? How much outside help will I need?
  • We can provide you with all the information and instructions you need to get the best results from our turf. With our step-by-step plan, we take you from the preparation of your land right through to the laying and maintenance of your lawn for the following years.

  • Do I have to lay the lawn immediately or can I leave it for a few days?
  • Turf is a living, breathing plant and needs to be installed immediately when it is delivered. The turf needs to be bought into contact with the topsoil and moisture as soon as possible.

  • Will I be able to talk to someone should I run into any problems?
  • We don’t think you will have any problems but you can be assured we are certainly available for hands on advice. When you are successful at laying out turf then we are successful.

  • When is the best time to lay our new lawn?
  • Your new lawn can be laid at any time of the year.

    • A lawn put down in down in warmer weather will require more water and will take root quicker.
    • In the cooler months your lawn will not require as much water but will take longer to get established.
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